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Temp of the Year 2015 winners Sandra Reid, Thomas Lister; Jenna Bennett, Stroke Association; Roisin O'Dubhlaoidh, Health Education West Midlands; Lauren Hiard, Synapse; Catherine Finch, Synapse.

Top temps recognised at annual awards ceremony

Roisin O'Dubhlaoidh was judged to be the best candidate in the Midlands at the 11th annual Katie Bard Temp of the Year Awards.

Dementia patients 'failed by authorities' say West Midlands GPs

Poll by the Alzheimer's Society claims most doctors in the region believe adult social services are not providing enough support

Kate Moss

Fears social media may aggravate eating disorders

  • NHS

Teens vulnerable to online pressure of 'sucked-in' bodies

Warnings over child security at Midlands A&E

Chief inspector of hospitals issues warning to Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust over concerns about A&E departments following unannounced inspection earlier this year

The Blairites are taking back control of Labour - and Yvette Cooper is their candidate

The Blairites have been quiet for years but they haven't gone away - and now they see a chance to reclaim their party

Browne Jacobson has appointed Jonathan Fuggle as a partner in its Birmingham clinical negligence team

Browne Jacobson appoints partner to clinical negligence team

  • Law

Previously an associate with Bevan Brittan in Birmingham, Mr Fuggle has more than ten years' experience in handling clinical negligence claims

Major gains in trauma care ‘must not be lost’

Huge steps forward at a Birmingham hospital have led to much better survival rates for soldiers who have suffered terrible injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan.

‘Prejudice by teachers holds back obese pupils’

Low expectations of fat pupils ‘could harm academic performance’, claims researcher

Agency staff bills cost the NHS a massive £3.3 billion last year

Hunt pledges to tackle NHS agency staff ‘rip-off’

Fears over quality of work at Midland hospitals as crackdown planned

Dearth of higher apprenticeships in Birmingham

Only five 'higher-level' apprenticeships in Birmingham area on goverment's 'Find an Apprenticeship' website

A welder at work

Inequality and how to solve the UK's productivity puzzle

  • NHS

Experience in the West Midlands demonstrates that the loss of manufacturing reduces wealth and opportunity.

University Hospital in Coventry was the region's biggest PFI project

West Midlands PFI projects set taxpayers back £12.7bn

Schemes such as Building Schools for the Future and Queen Elizabeth and Walsgrave hospitals have racked up a gigantic bill for the region

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh before the State Opening of Parliament

Queen's Speech: Devolution, jobs and EU referendum to be included

Conservatives claim the Queen’s speech will drive forward jobs, investment and growth throughout the West Midlands

Roger Godsiff

Labour must stop being "the timid party" warns Birmingham MP

Birmingham MP Roger Godsiff says he warned former leader Ed Miliband that Labour was on course to lose the general election

John Spellar is defending his Labour seat in Warley

MPs slam campaigning group 38 Degrees and back Transatlantic Trade and Investment treaty

MPs defend planned "TTIP" trade treaty with US and condemn campaign group

Network Rail

More industrial unrest over cuts is predicted

A threatened bank holiday rail strike was averted after Network Rail improved a pay offer, but many other disputes have broken out, or worsened, since the Conservatives took power

Britain's obesity epidemic

NHS boss: Parents making childhood obesity ‘normal’

  • NHS

Parents who allow their children to eat junk food and lead sedentary lifestyles are “normalising obesity”, the head of the NHS in England has warned.

Prime Minister David Cameron vows to create a 'seven-day' health service during a visit to Enki Medical Centre in Handsworth

David Cameron renews NHS pledges at Handsworth health centre

  • NHS

Seven-day working set to come in following Tory election victory as PM battles flu to deliver first major speech since re-taking power

Why A&E waiting time failure should set alarm bells ringing

  • NHS

One in eight A&E patients waiting for more than four hours as NHS trusts in England fail to meet target

General Election 2015: A disunited kingdom?

What last week's general election did expose was that the UK seems to be a more fragmented place than ever.


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